Conference on social protection for children

Jeanne and her three grandchildren sit outside their home in the western Bas-Congo Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She adopted her grandchildren after their parents died of AIDS.

30-31 October

UNICEF and the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School

Globally, new opportunities are emerging from the links between social protection, poverty reduction and improved access to services for children.  On 30-31 October 2006, UNICEF and the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School jointly hosted an international conference on "Social Protection for Children, Women and Families: An Analysis of Recent Experiences".  The conference was the third in a series jointly organized by UNICEF and the GPIA, and is part of UNICEF's commitment to policy, advocacy and partnerships that convene international experts in pursuit of results for children. 

Following an international call for papers, 20 papers by leading scholars and practitioners were selected for presentation at the conference, including six from UNICEF.  At the conference, authors presented their analytical and policy papers on issues and trends related to social protection and/or assistance programmes according to three broad themes: programmes, policies and evidence.

Click on the link to view the conference agenda.   

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